Beyond Rollins

Remembering José Fernández

October 6, 2016

In the early morning of September 25, 2016, the world of sports lost an iconic figure. José Fernández, at just 24 years old, fell victim to a tragic boating accident off the coast of Miami Beach, Florida where he and two friends crashed into an unseen jetty. The Miami Marlins pitcher was an inspiration to […]

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Standing up for sitting down

September 15, 2016

America the Beautiful, built on freedom, held together by football and beer. But when 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick used this freedom to express his opinion on a very relevant, known issue across our nation, America started doing what they do best at football games, they started yelling. In America, we have the freedom to speak […]

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World Cup Arouses Riots in Brazil

April 24, 2014

As the World Cup approaches and excites the world, Brazilians are protesting against the soccer event, demonstrating that there’s bigger issues that plague the country. Tropical beaches, beautiful women, and lots of partying are the first pictures in people’s mind when they think about Brazil. The last images I have of my country, however, are […]

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2014 Winter Olympics Wrap-Up in Sochi

February 23, 2014

After two weeks of excitement, the 2014 Winter Olympics finally came to a close on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. The second and final week of the games revealed the athletic might of each country, shown through the many hard-fought competitions, wins, and disappointments. Although many people have argued that Sochi was one of the “worst Olympics” to date, the […]

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Clash of Nations Proceeds in Sochi

February 20, 2014

The Netherlands and the United States lead the Olympic games with 20 medals, six gold each. Russia follows in a close third with 19 medals. The first week of the Sochi Winter Olympics has come to a close, and the first half was certainly no disappointment. Although the Olympics are over halfway done, there are […]

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Winter Olympics Update

February 11, 2014

The Winter Olympics finally kicked off at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi on Friday, February 7. The event was visually appealing, historical, and seemed to attempt to veer away from politics (for the most part). Russia’s most popular pop duo, t.a.T.u. returned to close the opening ceremony preshow, a suitable “blast from the past” […]

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Amping up Security for Winter Olympics

February 6, 2014

Terrorist attack threats against the Winter Olympic Games may cause the USA’s Hockey team to stay at home. Not everyone is excited about the Olympics. It seems that tension, not enthusiasm, is mounting as the days pass and it gets closer to the start of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Although there have been […]

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Seahawks First Win Makes History

February 6, 2014

The team’s big win made for an even bigger loss for the Broncos, who now have a total of five Super Bowl defeats. Playing in this year’s Super Bowl were the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos.  The match was supposedly relatively even, considering that the Denver Broncos had the NFL’s best offense this year, […]

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Orlando Magic Shoot for Expansion by 2015

November 14, 2013

Pro-basketball team plans to construct an entertainment complex and relocate company headquarters to Downtown Orlando. The Orange County Board of Commissioners approved a plan to fund a multi-purpose soccer stadium, which was a prerequisite to Major League Soccer accepting the Orlando City Soccer Club as an expansion team. As the 21st team in the MLS […]

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Sox and Cards Clash

October 31, 2013

On a cold October night, Fenway Park was silent after the seventh inning in Game 2 of the World Series. During the previous evening, the Boston Red Sox stole the hearts of their fans after bringing home a victory and smacking the Saint Louis Cardinals 8-1. Cardinals fans such as myself hung their heads that […]

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